Who should attend?
Councillors, Clerks, and anyone with an interest in planning
Who is presenting?
Chartered Town Planners from Planning Aid England:
Planning Aid England have been working supporting communities in planning, and supporting organisations engaged in planning with communities for over 40 years. They have a track record of producing high quality guidance, advice and support.
Is it for you?
COMMENTING ON PLANNING APPLICATIONS
Planning authorities receive many letters and e-mails supporting or objecting to planning applications every year and writing such comments is not a difficult task. The District/Borough Council basically needs to know what you think and why you think it. Nevertheless, it is helpful to understand a little about the background to the process and this seminar will try to help do that.
Topics covered will include:
A brief overview of the planning system and the policy framework within which planning decisions are made – at national, local and neighbourhood levels
How & when do I make my comments?
What issues can be raised?
What should I say?
How will my comments be considered?
Can I speak at a Planning Committee regarding the application?
Will I be told of the decision?
What about an appeal?